Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends (Democratic Republic Of The Congo / Former Zaïre, 1964, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je T’attends“, a sublime melancholic Afro Soul Bossa Nova track recorded in the early 60s by the legendary Congolese musician Franco Luambo Makiadi, backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QS2eLtOrghY

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon (Congo Zaïre, 1973, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aon-Aon” (in reference to the sounding effect on the guitar that plays during the track), a beautiful rumba afro jazzy track from the congolese master Tabu Ley Rochereau and his “Afrisa International” orchestra – Enjoy !

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/FhE7PuLBb8Y

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaïre – Sana Mana (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1978, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sana Mama“, a powerful Soukous Afro Funk track with Afrobeat reminiscences, taken from the only album recorded by the “Kouloukoko du Zaïre Orchestra” congolese back band in the 70s – Enjoy !

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaire – Sana Mama

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/cCZJ-Of_F00

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another muscial (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor (Congo, 1977, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Da Da De Tu Amor“, a wonderful Afro Latin track from the legendary Congolese musician Franco, backed by his well-known band “Orchestre TP OK Jazz” – Enjoy !

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/cbpbuq0gg1U

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Bovick & L’Orchestre Veve – Venus (Democratic Republic Of Congo, 1970, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Venus“, a cover of the classic 60s song initially recorded the american band Shocking Blue, adaptated here in an funky Afro Jerk Rock version with french lyrics by the legendary Congolese artist Bovick, backed by the also very well known Orchestre Veve from the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaïre) – Enjoy !

Bovick & L’Orchestre Veve – Venus

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QB19i7B7tFc

Have a great day !

Armand de Preseau

Sammy Massamba – Propriete Privee (Congo, 1980s, SM Productions)

Ultra cool, fresh, groovy and funky afro boogie track from the very well known Paris based Congolese (former Zaïre) musician Sammy Massamba – Enjoy !

Sammy Massamba – Propriete Privee

You can also to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/vq9MEOlYgAU

Best regards,

Armand

Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya (Congo, 1976, Pathe Marconi)

Abeti Masikini was one of the most famous Congolese singer, born on the 9 of October 1951 in Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire).

After being graduated of a secretary diploma, she integrated the Congolese Ministry of Culture and Arts in 1969.

She started to become known in 1970 thanks to a singing contest on the National Congolese TV, toured in 1971 in many African countries (Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger..), in Europe (she performed in France in 1973 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris, in Belgium..) and also in the United States 1974 at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.

She recorded her first album in 1973 and around 20 others and dozens of singles after that.

She died on the 28th of September 1994 in Paris.

The song presented here, “Beya Beya“, is a splendid deep and melancholic Afro psych fusion track taken from the live album that was recorded on the 7 and 8 of April 1975 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris – Enjoy !

Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Q0gY9OreKsY

Have a nice sunny sunday,

Armand

M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound (Congo, 1970s, MB Sound)

Devastating Afrobeat track from M.B.T’s, a super obscure band who only released this single on a private record label..

I have no info on this band, just that they are apparently from Congo.. Have a listen to “M.B.T’s Sound“, what a track – Enjoy !

M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/mT2DgaV9jxw

Have a nice week,

Armand

ADP020 – Loin du Congo (Far From Congo), featuring Franco, Orchestre Cobantou, OK Jazz, African Fiesta, Roi Champro, Orchestre Mabatalai, MBT’s..

L’Orchestre OK Jazz, lead by the great Franco (1960)

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Hi Dear readers !
Hope that everything is ok and that you enjoyed the last Beninese Selection ! This week we travel to the Congoes (Congo Kinshasa / Congo Brazzaville).

Just Three Words : To Kumisa Congo !
(10 000 CFA Francs for the one who will manage to translate this !)
 
Armand de Preseau – Loin du Congo (Far from Congo)


You can download this selection here !

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See you in next Sunday for another selection of Oriental Mystic sounds, or maybe for another (that would be the third !) Cameroonese selection.. We’ll see !
BONUS TRACK :
 
Sincerely yours,
Armand

ADP011 – Fly Me Back To Kinshasa – A Selection of 70’s Congolese Afro Jerk and Soukouss Tracks

Merry Christmas everyone !!!

As a little Xmas present, here comes the last brand new selection of the year 2012 of some Afro Jerk / Afrobeat and Soukouss tracks from Congo (Zaïre) through some different orchestras and bands (Orchestre Veve, Orchestre Veve Star, Orchestre Cobantou, Orchestre Kiam) leaded by the great Georges Kiamwangana Mateta aka “Dynamite Verckys”,a legendary Congolese musician that began his carrer at the end of the 60’s – Enjoy !!

Armand de Preseau – Fly Me Back To Kinshasa
A 70’s Afro Jerk and Soukouss Congolese Track

(be patient with the flash player, it works but loading may be slow due to the size of the file )
Download the selection here !
Tracklist :

1 – Champro King et l’Orchestre Cobantou – Merci Roi Champro
2 – Bovick et L’Orchestre Veve – Venus
3 – Orchestre Bella bella – Milly
4 – Verckys et l’Orchestre Veve – Nakobala Yo Denise
5 – Orchestre Veve Star – Nitarudia
6 – Ndalani 77 Brothers – Nzaumi
7 – Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot
8 – Franck Muzola Ngunga et l’Orchestre Kiam – Bamo Kangi
Merry christmas again and happy 2013 to everyone ! See you next week for the next selection !
Sincerely yours,

Armand de Préseau